HMS Medway (P223)

HMS Medway is the second of five new River-class offshore patrol vessels currently underconstruction for the Royal Navy.

Facts & figures

Facts & figures

2,000 tonnes

Total displacement

90.5 metres

Total length

24+ knots

Top speed

Our base

Our base

Portsmouth

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HMS Medway's role

HMS Medway is a River-class offshore patrol vessel. Along with her sister vessels, she was designed for counter-piracy, anti-smuggling, fishery protection, border patrol, counter terrorism and maritime defence duties.

The first steel was cut on HMS Medway in June 2015, at a ceremony in Glasgow. HMS Medway was formally named at BAE's Scotstoun yard on the Clyde by Lady Fallon, wife of Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon and sponsor of Medway throughout her active life, on 20 October 2017.

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